QOS suggestions for throttling troublesome users

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by dmjones500, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. dmjones500

    dmjones500 Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi everyone,

    About seven wireless devices share a fairly terrible Internet connection supplied by the lovely people at Sky. I've loaded tomato v1.28 onto a Linksys WRT54G and we all hang of this wireless network.

    Three of the devices belong to my family and I wish to do whatever I can to prioritise and enhance their day-to-day web surfing. The other devices belong to lodgers, who repeatedly ignore our requests to stop spending all day downloading giant files and generally clog up the connection.

    Given this problem, what would be a good suggestion for QOS settings to help try and reduce the impact long and large downloads have on the web surfing speed for my family?

    I've limited outbound traffic in a fairly default fashion (e.g. web browing is high priority, except when above 512kb uploaded, DNS is Highest, random TCP connections are Lowest, etc.). I've also identified the MAC addresses of the family wireless devices and have assigned them a default class of High for all traffic types.

    Not sure what, if anything, can be done about inbound traffic. I'm slightly confused by the basic settings for inbound traffic - why are there different classes identified in the inbound section, yet the only classification page deals with outbound traffic?

    Any help greatly appreciated.
  2. karogyoker

    karogyoker Addicted to LI Member

    Use victek's mod and limit statically who does not belong to your family!
  3. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    You really need to read up on how a firewall and QOS works. The links below will assist you. Throttling a user is best done in the time-honoured way. Place hands around throat - squeeze ... dispose of body ...
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